Vermont Business Magazine GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) announced today it has made a donation of tools and equipment to Generator, Inc ꟷ a local, non-profit makerspace dedicated to supporting the creative, hands-on education and production needs of 400+ members. Located in Burlington, Generator offers access to shared tools and manufacturing equipment, software and educational programs and has strong relationships with local universities, companies and other community shops in the state. The donation is part of GF’s commitment to the community’s efforts to build a Vermont-based technical workforce.
“These tools and equipment will continue to provide value through hands-on opportunities for Generator’s members and encourage further development of engineering skills,” said Pradip Singh, Vice President and General Manager of GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 9 in Essex Junction, Vermont. “We are happy to collaborate with Generator to help create a strong STEM pipeline of future technologists and scientists by building interest early on and providing the tools and education necessary for the engineers of the future.”
The equipment being donated includes items such as a band saw, mill, drill press, belt sander, grinders, manual press, welders, cabinets and other assorted tools.
“As a community space, Generator constantly struggles to make improvements to our facility and shared metal shop. High-quality, industrial tools serve us best as we stand on the frontline of teaching people ꟷ often without any prior experience ꟷ the satisfying skills necessary to understand and manipulate materials that build the world around us,” said Elliott Katz, Operations Director, Generator. “This donation from GLOBALFOUNDRIES marks a huge improvement for our metal shop, and we hope it stands as the beginning of a lasting and productive relationship between our two organizations."
GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) is the world’s leading specialty foundry. GF delivers differentiated feature-rich solutions that enable its customers to develop innovative products for high-growth market segments. GF provides a broad range of platforms and features with a unique mix of design, development and fabrication services. With an at-scale manufacturing footprint spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia, GF has the flexibility and agility to meet the dynamic needs of customers across the globe. GF is owned by Mubadala Investment Company. For more information, visit www.globalfoundries.com.
Generator is a makerspaceꟷa shared design and fabrication environment dedicated to supporting the creative, hands-on education, and production needs of 400+ members. Generator offers access to shared tools and manufacturing equipment, software, educational programs, and a vibrant, solutions-oriented community in a 11,500 square foot facility located in Burlington, Vermont’s South End Arts District. Generator offers tool trainings, hands-on classes, summer camps, workshops, and lectures for both members and non-members.
Source: Essex Junction, VT (November 10th, 2020) ꟷ GLOBALFOUNDRIES